The city of Paris has announced an “unprecedented” program to launch flying passenger drones — to be used as taxis during the 2024 Summer Olympics.


Pilot testing is already underway on their large-scale electric drone aircraft which they hope will be used to shuttle sports fans from one Olympic arena to another.

They hope to establish two flight paths for air taxis, to allay traffic in the densely populated city during the international event, which has seen an average of about 6 million ticket holders in recent years.

Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, France’s minister delegate for transport, said in a statement that the French state was “fully committed” to the project had already provided nearly 25 million euros ($28 million) for the development of flying taxis and supported other innovative transportation projects.


In the U.S., a number of cities — including Los Angeles, Houston, and Orlando — have already announced similar plans for flying taxis and other airborne urban mobility vehicles.

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  • Mehr Ali is a Journalist, photographer, and football player.